French Foods for Bastille Day…and Giveaway!

I’m not French. As if you were wondering.

French women are born knowing how to pin their hair up just so, fold butter into dough, dress in crisp fashion, and stay thin while consuming vats of wine and cheese.

I am definitely NOT French.

But, today is Bastille Day, and that IS French. Don’t ask me what it means…Google it. I’m hoping for something grand to happen today, and it doesn’t even rhyme with Bastille. And I’m making the wedding cake for this weekend, so, I doubt I have time to pull together a fussy French meal.

However, if I DID have the time – I may make one of these…

From Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking (buy it if you don’t own it, trust me on this)

Carbonnades a la Flamande…it’s Pot Roast. Just shhhh about it. This sounds fancier.

Poulet en Cocette Bonne Femme – Chicken. In a Pot. if I can make it, YOU can.

Poulet Saute aux Herbes de Provence – Chicken, with sauce. It’s delish, and easy!

Coquilles St. Jacques a la Provencale – ScallopsDammitWithWine&Cheese

Crème Brulee. Oh my…Yes, please.

Vols au Vent – Puff Pastry filled with mousse – swoon.

Maybe you don’t have time for the full meal. You could always try your hand at making French Macarons…I love to make them, and the flavor combinations are endless. Here are a couple of my favorites…French Toast Macarons, Dreamsicle Macarons & Pina Colada Macarons. All yum!

Happy Holidays! (do you even SAY that for Bastille Day?) I really do need to Google it, don’t I?


Le Tagine

So, what’s the giveaway, you ask? How about a piece of fine French Cookware? An Emile Henry Tagine, valued at $139! Just leave me a comment here, saying what you might make for Bastille Day. I’ll choose one winner at Random on July 18, 11:59pmEST. US Addresses only, please.

Have a great one!

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